DWC offers Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines. Click here for more information.
New Laws Affecting Opioid Prescriptions in California in effect 1/1/19
AB2760 – requires opioid prescribers to offer a prescription for naloxone (an overdose-reversing drug) if specific circumstances are met including: Opioid prescribed is 90 MME+ per day, or prescribed in combination with a benzodiazepine, or to an individual at risk for overdose. Click here for more information/details.
California Drug Formulary
The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted a drug formulary for the medical treatment of injured workers effective January 1, 2018. Click here for more info.
The links to resources and documents below offer information for providers relative to California Workers Compensation and MPN requirements.
Emergency Adoption of Amendment and Proposed Amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 to Update the New York Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary
Date: March 6, 2020
The Board has adopted on an emergency basis, an amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 to update the New York Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary (NY WC Formulary). Please see Adoption of Amendment to 12 NYCRR 441.2 (April 2020). A Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the March 18, 2020, edition of the State Register. This emergency rulemaking will become effective April 1, 2020.
In response to Senate Bill 1505, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has adopted amendments to the regulations. These adopted amendments include a new regulation (12 NYCRR § 323.1) that describes the process for applying for WCB authorization to treat injured workers. Other adopted amendments integrate the new provider types into the Medical Treatment Guidelines variance request process (MG-2) and non-treatment guidelines requests for authorization (C-4 AUTH).
Under this new law, the newly authorized provider types that will now be able to serve as an attending under the workers’ compensation system include duly licensed acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, and licensed clinical social workers.